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Following Bluthaus and Thomas, KOMA has completed the trilogy of operas that have been written by the composer Georg Friedrich Haas and the librettist Händl Klaus. In the run-up to the world premiere at the Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele in May 2016, the trilogy’s creators explained how they complement each other when implementing existential subject matter and what roles proximity and identification play in the writing process. ...
On 27 May Jonathan Stockhammer will conduct the world premiere of the final part of Georg Friedrich Haas's “Schwetzingen Trilogy”. His opera KOMA, created again in collaboration with the dramatist Händl Klaus, deals with borderline experiences of human existence, as do the previous parts of the trilogy Bluthaus and Thomas. “KOMA is about the experience of someone being held in a suspended state between life and death, and of the people around her”, the conductor explains....